AFI Top 10 of Ten

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  1. Stoner

    Stoner Herbologist

    Aug 16, 2008
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    About a month ago AFI did a very cool 3 hour special. They listed their top 10 movies in 10 different categories. It was a great special.

    Here was their list.


    1 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937
    2 Pinocchio 1940
    3 Bambi 1942
    4 The Lion King 1994
    5 Fantasia 1940
    6 Toy Story 1995
    7 Beauty and the Beast 1991
    8 Shrek 2001
    9 Cinderella 1950
    10 Finding Nemo 2003

    Romantic Comedy

    1 City Lights 1931
    2 Annie Hall 1977
    3 It Happened One Night 1934
    4 Roman Holiday 1953
    5 The Philadelphia Story 1940
    6 When Harry Met Sally... 1989
    7 Adam's Rib 1949
    8 Moonstruck 1987
    9 Harold and Maude 1971
    10 Sleepless in Seattle 1993


    1 The Searchers 1956
    2 High Noon 1952
    3 Shane 1953
    4 Unforgiven 1992
    5 Red River 1948
    6 The Wild Bunch 1969
    7 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969
    8 McCabe and Mrs. Miller 1971
    9 Stagecoach 1939
    10 Cat Ballou 1965


    1 Raging Bull 1980
    2 Rocky 1976
    3 The Pride of the Yankees 1942
    4 Hoosiers 1986
    5 Bull Durham 1988
    6 The Hustler 1961
    7 Caddyshack 1980
    8 Breaking Away 1979
    9 National Velvet 1944
    10 Jerry Maguire 1996


    1 Vertigo 1958
    2 Chinatown 1974
    3 Rear Window 1954
    4 Laura 1944
    5 The Third Man 1949
    6 The Maltese Falcon 1941
    7 North by Northwest 1959
    8 Blue Velvet 1986
    9 Dial M for Murder 1954
    10 The Usual Suspects 1995


    1 The Wizard of Oz 1939
    2 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
    3 It's a Wonderful Life 1946
    4 King Kong 1933
    5 Miracle on 34th Street 1947
    6 Field of Dreams 1989
    7 Harvey 1950
    8 Groundhog Day 1993
    9 The Thief of Bagdad 1924
    10 Big 1988

    Science Fiction

    1 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
    2 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1977
    3 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982
    4 A Clockwork Orange 1971
    5 The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
    6 Blade Runner 1982
    7 Alien 1979
    8 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
    9 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956
    10 Back to the Future 1985


    1 The Godfather 1972
    2 Goodfellas 1990
    3 The Godfather Part II 1974
    4 White Heat 1949
    5 Bonnie and Clyde 1967
    6 Scarface: The Shame of the Nation 1932
    7 Pulp Fiction 1994
    8 The Public Enemy 1931
    9 Little Caesar 1931
    10 Scarface 1983

    Courtroom Drama

    1 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962
    2 12 Angry Men 1957
    3 Kramer vs. Kramer 1979
    4 The Verdict 1982
    5 A Few Good Men 1992
    6 Witness for the Prosecution 1957
    7 Anatomy of a Murder 1959
    8 In Cold Blood 1967
    9 A Cry in the Dark 1988
    10 Judgment at Nuremberg 1961


    1 Lawrence of Arabia 1962
    2 Ben-Hur 1959
    3 Schindler's List 1993
    4 Gone with the Wind 1939
    5 Spartacus 1960
    6 Titanic 1997
    7 All Quiet on the Western Front 1930
    8 Saving Private Ryan 1998
    9 Reds 1981
    10 The Ten Commandments 1956

    List Breakdown

    Alfred Hitchcock has a record number of movies in the mystery category, with four films he directed: Vertigo, Rear Window, North By Northwest, and Dial M for Murder.

    Steven Spielberg has directed two epics on the list with Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, and one science fiction film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

    Stanley Kubrick directed multiple films on the lists with 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange on the science fiction list, and Spartacus on the epic films list.

    The Walt Disney Company had more films cumulative on the list than any other director or producer. In the animation category, they had nine animated films that they either produced (seven) or released under their Walt Disney Pictures banner (two produced by Pixar). The only non-Disney cartoon film on the list is Shrek.

    James Stewart is the most represented leading actor with six films. He makes his mark in four categories: fantasy with It's a Wonderful Life and Harvey, mystery with Vertigo and Rear Window, romantic comedy with The Philadelphia Story, and courtroom drama with Anatomy of a Murder.

    Tom Hanks stars in four ranking films: fantasy with Big, romantic comedy with Sleepless in Seattle, epic with Saving Private Ryan, and animation with Toy Story.

    Diane Keaton also appears in four ranking films: gangster with The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, romantic comedy with Annie Hall, and epic with Reds. She had a lead role in Annie Hall and Reds, but only a supporting role in The Godfather and The Godfather Part II.

    Actors John Wayne, Grace Kelly, Paul Newman, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino each have three films on the list.

    Ward Bond appears in four films on these lists: It Happened One Night, Gone with the Wind, The Searchers, and It's a Wonderful Life, but all of them in varying degrees of support.

    There are a total of thirteen Academy Award Best Picture winners in nine categories that appear on the lists: Rocky in sports, Unforgiven in the westerns, The Godfather and The Godfather Part II in the gangsters, Annie Hall and It Happened One Night in the romantic comedies, Kramer vs. Kramer in the courtroom dramas, and finally, Lawrence of Arabia, Ben-Hur, Schindler's List, Gone with the Wind, Titanic, and All Quiet on the Western Front in the epics. There is not a Best Picture winner on the animation list. The only animated film ever nominated for Best Picture is Beauty and the Beast, which appears at #7. However, two animated films on the list have won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature: Finding Nemo and Shrek.

    The most recently released film on the list is Finding Nemo (2003). The oldest film on the list is The Thief of Bagdad (1924). They were released Seventy-nine years apart.
  2. random3434

    random3434 Senior Member

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    Harold and Maude.....we used to go see that at the midnight movie.
  3. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Bad Mother****er

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    I wonder which category you'd put Life is Beautiful under? Definitely a top ten movie wherever it fits.
  4. Jon

    Jon The CPA

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    Probably under foreign films, or dramas. I love that movie!

    The Westerns list is fucked. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly isn't even on it.

    Vertigo #1 mystery rocks. I watched that last night, what a great film. I'm so glad it beat out Rear Window, I hate that movie.

    The Wizard of Oz #1 Fantasy is also a major :thup:.

    I would have 12 Angry Men over To Kill a Mockingbird, and I would DEFINITELY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD put Schindler's List over Lawrence of Arabia. After intermission, Lawrence of Arabia is a disaster. Well, shortly after intermission, but the last 1/3 of the film is just terrible.

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